Chef Emery Professional organic chef, momma of two beautiful babes, educator of sustainable cooking, and advocate for women's health and wellness. "Remember that where ever your heart is, there you will find your treasure" -Paolo Coehlo My life's work is to use my pivotal role as an organic chef to spread greater awareness on the impact that sustainable food has on our own health and the planet. I grew up in a professional kitchen from the time I was a young girl. My father at one point worked as a chef and our family occasionally catered out of the home. Cooking was an important way our family connected. The daily sensory experience of touching, shopping, smelling and connecting with real food was a defining factor in shaping who I have become today. My dad showed me how to tell if fish was fresh or which cuts of meat would be the most flavorful. As a young child, this connection with food was my first real glimmer of a deep connection with myself and nature.Self trained and fast forwarding after graduating college, I planned to go to cooking school in Italy. A well known chef in my region recommended I apprentice with him rather than spending my savings at cooking school. I spent my days working at the inn that my husband and I had just purchased and nights in the kitchen apprenticing. This experience played a pivotal role in shaping how I viewed cooking and the connection I have with food today. Since then, I have been the primary chef/cook at our business The Harborage Inn with a focus on the importance of purchasing local foods and organic whenever possible. We seasonally serve a breakfast on average to 22-26 guests a day. As a business owner and organic chef, I believe we vote with our dollars. It is important to me to purchase and support sustainable foods. This is the heart of my life's work especially as a mother. I feel a strong responsibility to spread awareness about the importance of eating well, the connection food has to our own health as well as the impact sustainable food has on the earth's environment.